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Paul Dominic Edger

Domestic violence Attorney at Carlisle, PA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Paul

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Attorney Edger joined MidPenn Legal Services in February of 2014, bringing his legal talents from private practice where he practiced for two (2) years. Attorney Edger focuses his work on family law, specifically child custody; wills, power of attorneys and living wills; and seeking the issuance of Protection from Abuse Orders in cases involving domestic violence.

On July 1, 2015 Attorney Edger became the Managing Attorney of the Carlisle Office. Attorney Edger oversees all administrative duties associated with services provided in Cumberland County by MidPenn Legal Services.

MidPenn Legal Services is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to providing equal access to justice and high quality civil legal services to low-income residents and survivors of domestic violence in 18 counties in Central Pennsylvania.

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Location

MidPenn Legal Services
401 E. Louther Street
Suite 103
Carlisle, PA, 17013

Reviews

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Posted by Nick | March 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The best
This man gave me confidence in having a lawyer. He took my case pro bono and helped me get 50/50 custody of my son when I thoughtthe best I could hope for was visitation. He never lied to me or gave me false promises. He explained the risks and what I needed to do to have the best chance of giving my son equal time with both parents. He has also represented me in instances between my ex and I. He has even been there to give me legal advice on matters separate from what I hired him for. I would recommend him for anything
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A true blessing !!!
Paul is by far the most knowdegable and helpful attorney I have ever had. He was a true blessing in my most dire time of need . I will never forget him helping me . My ex husband’s attorney tried to lie and do everything she could to discredit me . Paul stood up for me and stood up to her and got my custody order reverted back to what it was supposed to be . He fought for me and I will never forget it . He has your back . He also has a heart when it comes to domestic abuse against mothers and children . I trust him completely . He is a good man and an excellent attorney . I highly recommend him to anyone in need especially victims of domestic abuse . He will help you .
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Posted by Angela | June 24, 2014
A blessing!
I used Paul to assist me in seeking a PFA against my husband. My husband had been abusing me for years and I finally stepped up to fight him. My husband kept telling me I would lose and paid some high-paid attorney out of Harrisburg to take the case. Paul fought for me in Court, and I walked away with a full PFA against my husband. I can finally live my life how I want to. I recommend Paul to anyone seeking a protection order and wants a caring and understanding attorney.
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Posted by Barbara | September 10, 2012
Wonderful!
I retained Mr. Edger for a divorce from my husband. Started out simple where I was able to use self-help forms on the itnernet, but my husband (now ex-husband) started to make life difficult so that I needed an attorney. Mr. Edger corrected a lot of mistaked I had made and was able to get me on the right path. Thought I would only get half from my husband, but Mr. Edger made it so I was able to get more than half. Mr. Edger always contacted me within 24 hours and is extremely knowledgeable in all family law matters, from my divorce to custody and support. I am very happy I found Mr. Edger and his law firm. I plan to use him in the future if God forbid I need an attorney again. I would strongly recommend Mr. Edger for you if you need someone competent and able to handle your matter and get you more than what you are required.
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Posted by Tim | May 2, 2012
Highly recommended!
I used Mr. Edger for my license suspension from PennDOT. I was facing 5 years of suspensions for stupid things I did as a kid, and he was able to review it. He told me he worked for PennDOT as a law student and practiced tons of license suspensions. One phone call later he was able to get me a probationary license. Now I can drive and get my record back in check, and he even got 2 years removed for a record keeping mistake by PennDOT! Hes a good lawyer and nice guy!
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Posted by Karen | May 2, 2012
Great attorney
I hired attorney Edger for a custody matter I had with my ex who was being difficult about making exhanges for my son. Attorney Edger told me what to expect about the process and walked me through the process. He even told me to email any time of day and he would call if it wasn't an emergency. He negotiated a deal with my ex's attorney and got an agreement in place that made life amazing for me. I was worried at first him being a younger attorney, but he settled all my fears at our first meeting. I plan to use him again for any other issues that come up (hopefully none) if I need an attorney. I highly recommend him to anyone!
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Cost

Rates
  • Pro bono 100 %

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Widener University Commonwealth Law School
  • 2017 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • MidPenn Legal Services
  • 2015 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • MidPenn Legal Services
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Senior Certified Legal Intern in Charge
  • PennDOT Office of Chief Counsel
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Michael J. Wilson, Esquire
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Governor
  • American Bar Association - Law Student Division
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Senior Associate
  • LexisNexis
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • President Judge Todd A. Hoover
  • 2007 - 2009
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Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Harrisburg PA
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Elizabethtown College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In Re: Adoption of AMG
  • Termination of parental rights granted, adoption confirmed

Associations

  • Cumberland County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Immediate Past Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Legal Service to the Public Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Cumberland County STOP Task Force
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association House of Delegates
  • Delegate
  • 2014 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
  • Co-Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Conference of County Bar Leaders
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Cumberland County Inn of Court
  • Associate
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Chair
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Chair-Elect
  • 2013 - 2014
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Custody Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Family Courts Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Child Support Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • American Bar Association Family Law Section, Young Lawyers Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • LeTip of Mechanicsburg/Dillsburg
  • Chair, Ethics Committee
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Bar Association Law Student Outreach Committee
  • Vice-Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Cumberland County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Committee
  • Secretary
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Dauphin County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • James S. Bowman American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • American Bar Association, Law Student Division
  • Board of Governors
  • 2008 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Certificate of Appreciation
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Pro Bono Certificate of Appreciation
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Outstanding Recent Alumnus
  • Widener University School of Law
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Certificate of Appreciation
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Under 40 Family Law Attorney in Pennsylvania
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorney in Pennsylvania
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Certificate of Appreciation
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Reader's Choice - Criminal Defense
  • Harrisburg Magazine
  • 2013
  • Reader's Choice - Family Law
  • Harrisburg Magazine
  • 2013
  • Reader's Choice - Divorce Attorney
  • Harrisburg Magazine
  • 2013
  • Silver Key
  • American Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Widener University School of Law
  • 2011
  • Recognition of Service
  • American Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Star of the Division
  • American Bar Association
  • 2010
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Section Winter Meeting
  • Exploring the Expansion of Protective Orders
  • 2016
  • Widener University School of Law
  • Legal Research for Small/Solo Firms
  • 2015
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute
  • How to Represent Clients in Protection from Abuse Cases
  • 2015
  • Cedar Cliff High School
  • Stepping Out - You and the Law
  • 2015
  • Widener University School of Law
  • How Best to Prepare for the Bar
  • 2014
  • Cumberland County Inn of Court
  • Domestic Violence: No More
  • 2014
  • LeTip of Mechanicsburg/Dillsburg
  • What's New in the Law?
  • 2013
  • Lancaster County Bar Association
  • Trial 101
  • 2013
  • Widener University School of Law
  • How Best to Prepare for the Bar
  • 2012
  • LeTip of Mechanicsburg/Dillsburg
  • Whats New in the Law in 2012
  • 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • The ABA and You
  • 2012
  • Elizabethtown College Pre-Law Club
  • Is Going to Law School Still a Good Idea?
  • 2011
  • Elizabethtown College Mock Trial
  • Evidence for Beginners
  • 2011
  • ABA Third Circuit Annual Meeting
  • State of the Division
  • 2011
  • ABA Mid-Year Meeting
  • Election Law and Procedures
  • 2011
  • Elizabethtown College Mock Trial
  • Beginners and the Law
  • 2010
  • ABA Regional Meeting
  • Election Law Changes
  • 2010
  • ABA Regional Conference
  • The ABA and You
  • 2010
  • ABA Annual Meeting
  • Elections and Procedures
  • 2010
  • Elizabethtown College Pre-Law
  • Is Law School Worth It?
  • 2009
  • Elizabethtown College Mock Trial
  • Beginners and the Law
  • 2009
  • Elizabethtown College Pre-Law Conference
  • Trial Tactics 101
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (15)
Endorse Paul
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He reputation among my family law practicing colleagues is impeccable."
Family Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a dedicated lawyer to his clients and is extremely well-versed in the law. He often times deals with difficult and high emotion cases but handles them with care and honesty."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is smart, caring, and quick thinking on his feet. I endorse this lawyer."
Domestic violence Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I am happy to endorse Paul Edger as a fine attorney who is a pleasure to deal with in the handling of cases. He is an advocate for his clients and an advocate for justice. But Paul is fair and compassionate in dealing with opposing attorneys and opposing parties. Paul's area of practice is high in conflict and he handles his cases gracefully and honestly. Again, I am honored to have the opportunity to endorse Paul Edger!"
Domestic violence Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is a sharp witted, outside-the-box thinker who brings these attributes to the table for his clients' benefit."
Domestic violence Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Edger. I went to school with Paul and he was always a pleasure to work with."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Edger. He is an excellent attorney with very extensive work experience which enables him to provide excellent legal services to his clients."
Family Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Edger is an outstanding attorney with an excpetional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He generously devotes a significant amount of time answering questions on Avvo. His contributions are thoughtful, insightful, well reasoned and detailed. His answers indicate that he is very knowledgeable in the field of family law."
General practice Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is dedicated to his clients and finding the best outcome for their needs. I would not hesitate to encourage clients to work with this attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the opportunity to be in trial advocacy classes with Attorney Edger, and he was one of the best advocates in class. I would attribute his ability to be articulate and persuasive to his prior employment with PennDot. He was light years ahead in advocacy than many others in the class, because he had already conducted numerous trials to conclusion. Young lawyers often have little real world, "in the trenches" trial experience. To the benefit of his future clients, Attorney Edger is not a member of that inexperienced club."
Administrative law Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a dedicated and skilled litigator whom I have had the pleasure of working with. He is consistently professional and courteous in correspondence and is always quick to respond. Paul’s experience, professionalism, and enthusiasm make him an excellent choice for potential clients seeking representation."
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